This book describes, as simply as possible, the mechanisms of scattering (both elastic and inelastic) of electrons with solid targets (electron-atom, electron-plasmon, and electron-phonon interactions). It also presents the main strategies of the Monte Carlo method, as well as numerous comparisons between simulation results and the experimental data available in the literature. Furthermore it provides readers with all the information they need in order to write their own Monte Carlo code and to compare the obtained results with the many numerical and experimental examples presented throughout the book. An extended and updated third edition of a work published in 2014 (first edition) and in 2017 (second edition) on the application of the Monte Carlo method to the transport of fast electrons in solids, this book includes, as novel topics, the theory of polarized electron beams (i.e. density matrix and spin polarization), the study of elastic scattering by molecules, a classical treatment of the Bethe-Bloch stopping power, a simple derivation of the f- and ps-sum rules, the Vicanek and Urbassek formula for the calculation of the backscattering coefficient, the Wolff theory describing the secondary electron spectra, and fundamental aspects of the interactions between electrons beams and solid targets. Further, it describes a completely analytical approach (the so-called multiple reflection method) for calculating the absorbed, backscattered, and transmitted fractions of electrons from unsupported and supported thin films. It also discusses recent applications of the Monte Carlo method.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chapter 1. Electron transport in solids
Chapter 2. Computational minimum
Chapter 3. Cross-sections. Basic aspects
Chapter 4. Scattering mechanisms
Chapter 5. Random numbers
Chapter 6. Monte Carlo strategies
Chapter 7. Electron beam interactions with solid targets and thin films.-Basic aspects
Chapter 8. Backscattering coefficient
Chapter 9. Secondary electron yield
Chapter 10. Electron energy distributions
Chapter 11. Applications
Appendix A-Appendix H.
Other format(s)
Also published electronically.
ISBN
9783030432638 (hardback)
3030432637 (hardback)
OCLC
1203015238
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